Wherever we have four directions on a wheel, we also have five. So, with the four Worlds is the fifth World: In the center of all Worlds is the World of Spirit, the catalyzer of all energy. All forms of life have “spirit” (manitou): they have life force energy, which we call the catalyst, pulsing through their form.
The ancestor spirits sit in the Center of the worlds, for it is the journey from spirit into substance and substance into spirit that makes transformation and evolution possible. We are the culmination of all the potential of all our ancestors, and we owe them honor and respect. We have the opportunity and the obligation to develop our excellence to actualize the potential of our ancestry and carry the Beauty and power of that legacy on to the next seven generations.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.
When something happens, we choose our response. This choice becomes our action and colors our perception of what continues to happen. We are the Bow. The Quiver of Arrows is our resource circle of choice in self-expression. The Target is ourselves, life and others. What arrows we shoot is determined by our attitude and approach to life. We are both “she/he who will not see” (our Shideh or lower Self) and “she/he who is learning or has learned to see” (Hokkshideh or Higher Self). Which one is operating as we reach into the Quiver?
The Quiver is formed by our molding, sculpting and armoring. Simply put, this means that our resource circle is only as full and accessible as our life experience and process of self-development have made possible to date. The Quiver contains three sets of seven Arrows: seven Dark Arrows colored by pain and reaction; seven Light Arrows colored by pleasure and responsibility; seven Rainbow Arrows which are the gifts of transformation and beauty. The latter are magickal arrows in that they are gifts to us from the Universe when we choose from the place of “learning to see”.
You will find more information about the “Teachings of the Seven Arrows” in Shamanic Wheels and Keys.
If you are in Phoenix, come to the Warrior Spirit Lodge class on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. For more information, click here.
About the Red Lodge Longhouse Program
The Red Lodge Longhouse program is a year-long commitment to personal excellence and the impeccability of a Warrior. This program is for students who wish to develop ways of knowing how to connect with Spirit and how to live in harmony with fellow humans and nature. Through alchemy, sacred laws, magick and tools, the student gains freedom and enlightenment within their own path with heart.
The Intent and Focus of this First Year
First Year Red Lodge consists of six weekends and a ceremonial week-long in addition to personal study and opportunities for hands-on experiences and ceremonies. The first year program explores in depth the circular movement of the Wheels and Keys of knowledge of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.
At the end of this year, the student will be able to use these Wheels in their life, understand their connection to nature and how to make personal changes for the better. This program helps students to understand their movements through the Wheel of Life, to learn about their energy body, to stalk themselves and win the battle
of being “asleep” in life.
Red Lodge Year One is designed to allow the seeker or student to discover their path with heart and explore the Worlds of Grandmother Earth. It is an introduction to the “Great Work”, the inner journey to heal oneself and find the warrior within.
Wanna know more about Red Lodge Programs around the world?
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Red Lodge Italy – it’s not too late to register for the 2016-17 program!
Email us! Or call Arnaldo at 0039 335 7278108 (English speaking),
Claudia at 0039 328 4693058 (Italian speaking)
Arizona and Calgary programs start in January and are enrolling now.
Arizona Red Lodge – email us or call 602-799-8564 to register!
Red Lodge Calgary – email us or call 403-277-7383 to register!
Red Lodge Australia begins in March 2017. Be one of the first to enroll!
As you are anxiously waiting for March, check out some of their other events.
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or email Lucinda